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Should you hire a car in Italy ?

Yes!  Hiring a car in Italy provides you with the flexibility to explore the many cities, famous landmarks and the Italian countryside including the windy mountainous roads like the Colle del Nivolet made famous in the film `The Italian Job .  Some of the best road trips in Italy are from Rome to Terni, The Amalfi Coast, Lake Garda and The Great Dolmites road among many others. 

Cheapest car hire in Italy

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.43 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 178.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.43 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 178.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.84 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 187.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.50 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 199.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.50 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 199.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 203.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 203.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 203.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 215.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.82 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 271.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.82 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 271.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.18 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 274.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.62 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 284.35 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.62 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 284.35 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.06 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 294.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.06 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 294.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.06 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 294.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.56 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 311.93 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.68 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 186.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.68 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 186.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.84 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 187.88 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.21 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 190.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.21 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 190.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.50 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 199.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.50 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 199.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 203.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 203.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.65 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 382.57 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 58.36 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 408.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 58.36 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 408.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 58.45 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 409.18 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.63 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 466.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 70.01 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 490.12 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 95.09 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 665.66 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 122.77 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 859.45 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 129.43 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 906.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.69 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 340.87 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.69 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 340.87 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.71 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 348.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.17 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 372.20 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.31 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 373.19 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.31 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 373.19 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.53 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 374.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kadjar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.53 EUR/day
Renault Kadjar

7 Days rental at 374.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Jeep Compass

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.20 EUR/day
Jeep Compass

7 Days rental at 421.41 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Scudo

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 122.57 EUR/day
Fiat Scudo

7 Days rental at 858.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 122.77 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 859.45 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.62 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 1208.36 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Italy

  • Watch your speed, Italy is hot on speeding and has extensive fixed and mobile speed cameras across the road network
  • Drive on the RIGHT, the steering wheel on your rental car will be on the LEFT
  • Don’t rush, Italy has some of the finest roads and countryside in the world, take your time and enjoy them
  • There are 15 car rental agents in Italy including big brands like Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Sixt
  • The best time to hire a car is 4-12 weeks before you travel, you'll get the widest range and cheapest prices

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Italy

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.78/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Italy

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Locauto
69
8.0/10
10,881
€ 56.58
€ 75.62
€ 108.38
€ 114.85
 Alamo
38
7.9/10
8,794
€ 75.71
€ 92.85
€ 125.99
€ 157.14
 Enterprise
63
7.8/10
2,327
€ 75.71
€ 63.00
€ 94.50
€ 157.14
 Keddy by europcar
41
7.6/10
3,493
€ 55.44
€ 67.46
€ 104.06
 Sixt
37
7.2/10
8,602
€ 75.27
€ 90.42
€ 136.28
€ 142.99
 Budget
117
6.9/10
23,422
€ 71.96
€ 90.53
€ 115.83
€ 187.89
 Europcar
160
6.9/10
56,340
€ 55.86
€ 68.30
€ 80.64
€ 106.97
 Sicily by car
51
6.8/10
21,580
€ 53.56
€ 71.58
€ 89.51
€ 285.74
 Optimorent
28
6.7/10
4,864
€ 60.60
€ 132.80
€ 184.95
€ 184.63
 Hertz
196
6.6/10
26,221
€ 53.71
€ 60.23
€ 65.37
 Avis
194
6.5/10
25,666
€ 25.43
€ 38.82
€ 48.69
€ 222.20
 Maggiore
131
6.2/10
33,876
€ 65.98
€ 84.81
€ 127.60
€ 216.59
 Leasys
98
6.2/10
33,500
€ 45.58
€ 56.61
€ 133.20
€ 81.69
 Noleggiare
29
5.5/10
8,493
€ 37.14
€ 52.13
€ 68.64
€ 122.57
 Surprice
13
5.4/10
2,003
€ 43.30
€ 57.54
€ 114.22
€ 388.99

Car rental agent statistics in Italy

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    MAGGIORE
  • 2.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    INTERRENT
  • 275,695
    Total number of reviews in
    Italy
  • 187
    Most Locations in Italy:
    HERTZ
  • 12
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 35
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Italy

ItemPercent
January€ 61
February€ 54
March€ 64
April€ 61
May€ 70
June€ 81
July€ 77
August€ 84
September€ 67
October€ 45
November€ 50
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 43
March€ 52
April€ 50
May€ 58
June€ 65
July€ 61
August€ 70
September€ 55
October€ 36
November€ 41
December€ 68
ItemPercent
January€ 124
February€ 117
March€ 143
April€ 142
May€ 149
June€ 161
July€ 167
August€ 201
September€ 118
October€ 90
November€ 97
December€ 159
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 78
March€ 94
April€ 95
May€ 104
June€ 123
July€ 116
August€ 123
September€ 101
October€ 68
November€ 71
December€ 112
ItemPercent
January€ 192
February€ 148
March€ 177
April€ 187
May€ 197
June€ 198
July€ 203
August€ 203
September€ 181
October€ 168
November€ 172
December€ 210
ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 34
March€ 43
April€ 45
May€ 51
June€ 58
July€ 60
August€ 65
September€ 45
October€ 31
November€ 34
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 125
February€ 120
March€ 134
April€ 145
May€ 147
June€ 166
July€ 152
August€ 177
September€ 130
October€ 105
November€ 112
December€ 153
ItemPercent
January
February€ 57
March€ 79
April€ 84
May€ 84
June€ 79
July€ 141
August€ 139
September€ 60
October€ 59
November€ 63
December

Select category to see average car hire prices in Italy

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Italy

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.78

€ 1.78

Apr , 2022

€ 1.76

€ 1.76

Mar , 2022

€ 1.83

€ 1.83

Feb , 2022

€ 1.76

€ 1.88

Jan , 2022

€ 1.67

€ 1.80

Dec , 2021

€ 1.59

€ 1.72

Nov , 2021

€ 1.61

€ 1.74

Oct , 2021

€ 1.60

€ 1.74

Sep , 2021

€ 1.52

€ 1.68

Aug , 2021

€ 1.50

€ 1.65

Jul , 2021

€ 1.51

€ 1.65

Jun , 2021

€ 1.48

€ 1.62

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.78 1.78
Apr , 2022 1.76 1.76
Mar , 2022 1.83 1.83
Feb , 2022 1.76 1.88
Jan , 2022 1.67 1.80
Dec , 2021 1.59 1.72
Nov , 2021 1.61 1.74
Oct , 2021 1.60 1.74
Sep , 2021 1.52 1.68
Aug , 2021 1.50 1.65
Jul , 2021 1.51 1.65
Jun , 2021 1.48 1.62

Car rental price statistics in Italy

  • € 178.01
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 655.88
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes GLC
  • 14,201
    Total cars available
     
  • 859
    Most popular model:
    Fiat Panda
  • 262
    Location with most cars:
    Pisa - Airport - Galileo Galilei
  • € 25.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Porto San Giorgio - City Centre

FAQs about car hire in Italy

How much does it cost to hire a car in Italy?

Car hire in Italy starts from just €25.40 per day for a (mini) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in Italy is just €135.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Italy is a Mercedes GLC car for a (premium) class from Green motion costing €655.90 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Italy?

We often have special offers on car hire in Italy including free additional drivers, for example, Welcome cars is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Sardinia - City Centre - Alghero for €52.93 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Italy?

Car hire prices in Italy are kept low thanks to the 25 car hire companies across the country. With over 377 car hire locations and 181,720 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Italy.

Who is the best car hire company in Italy?

Based on over 275,695 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Italy Is Hertz who score on average 6.6/10 across all locations in Italy.

What is the most popular car hire location in Italy?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Italy is Pisa - Airport - Galileo Galilei with 23 car hire companies and 262 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Italy?

Current fuel prices in Italy are €1.78/ltr for petrol and €1.776/ltr for diesel as of 2 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €71 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €71 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Italy?

Speed limits in Italy are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Italy?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in Italy offering a (mini) class car such as the Volkswagen Up for as little as €177.80 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Italy?

The most popular car hire category in Italy is the Lancia Ypsilon available from 7 car hire companies in over 317 locations.

Italy can be subdivided into 20 separate regions; many of these are world renowned for their unique charm and character, including places such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and Pisa.

Not forgetting Sardinia which is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a mountainous island with several large coastal plains and exhibits a Mediterranean climate all year round and car hire locations on the island of Sardinia include: -
Wherever you are going in Italy we are confident you will find a suitable location from which to hire a car. 

Other car hire locations in Italy

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Car Hire Naples
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day
Car Hire Rome
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day
Car Hire Turin
€23.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €15.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €23.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.9 per day
Car Hire Milan
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day